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As I understand it questionmark path must be the correct path and the path proposed by Finkel is wrong. Do you know if there exist any apps or online games implemented with questionmark path?

Olaf - 16:47, 13/02/2022 - Royal Game of Ur

Is there a collection of (translated) sources from which these rules have been reconstructed and what we know definitively about this game? I have the hypothesis that instead of fighting for the extinction of the enemy army, the goal is instead to surround as much territory as possible. Similar to the ancient Chinese game Weiqi. This would resolve the drawish nature of the game, because the unconquerable groups that you get by enclosing territory would be a feature and not a bug so to say. I would like to check if that would be consistent with the sources.

Lukas - 20:21, 21/01/2022 - Petteia

Yes Lian. Let me know what youpropose. No probs in principle. I am campaignin to get any new strategy boar game or table game publised with alphanumeric ntation to suit the design. This is the basis of roseboard success but no Chess pundit has agreed that this is a sine qua non! Michael.

Michael Jameson - 12:38, 30/12/2021

Hi. Your website has inspired me to create a game night box that will be given as a Christmas present to the families of our clients here at The Lighthouse Neurological Rehabilitation Center. I would like to include several of you leaflets on a variety of games that will be in our game night box. What would be involved in personalizing the leaflets with the addition of our logo?

Lian Parsell - 16:31, 24/11/2021

Typo: In the first strategy, "3. c1, a1;" should read "3. c3, a1;"

X - 23:01, 23/11/2021 - Three Men's Morris

Thank you! I hoped there was a Courier Chess online, and this is even 3D! Could you make a better historical set so to identify easily the pieces? It was one of most popular sets in Middle Ages and after, though they tried to revamp it during Romantic Era in Germany, inholds a full host and court beside the King, a wide board and traditional moves.

Schachspieler - 13:28, 11/11/2021 - Courier Game

I am Patxi Angulo, from Basque Country, I have a website ( on games in Basque language. Now I am writing about hnefatafl and I want to use your texts as a basis. I request your permission. On the other hand, I have grouped all hnefatafl games into one group. I doubt how to call this group "tafl games" or "hnefatafl games". I found both in the books. Thank you. Patxi Angulo

Patxi Angulo Martin - 18:01, 10/11/2021 - A Time for Play

Are you still trading selling any games Your design is inspired and I would love to get my hands on some of the featured games

pip saunders - 14:26, 24/09/2021 - Tablan: a New Game in the Shop

I love this resource!! So much good content here! I’d love to get into more conversations about traditional games. Are there any YouTube channels you’d recommend? People to follow on Instagram or Facebook? Groups to join? Thanks so much, Josh Talbot

Josh Talbot - 05:00, 22/09/2021 - Print-and-play Downloads

Check out Stymie if you like games that begin with an empty board. Inspired by Go, 9 Men's Morris, Draughts and Chess.

Marc White - 02:03, 14/09/2021 - Six Men's Morris

I'm writing a short piece about Halma for my next contribution to Tabletop Gaming. May I have your permission to quote the first paragraph of your post 922, 'Unspoiling Halma'? Full credit and a link to your posts, of course. Thank you for your Cyningstan posts. I find them very helpful. Best regards David

David Parlett - 13:08, 25/06/2021 - Unspoiling Halma

Did you know that apparently a version of the game survived among the Jews of Kochi until they moved to Israel.

Andrew J. Lucero - 05:17, 08/06/2021 - Royal Game of Ur